Dewey Crumpler examines the lure of contemporary pop culture in his mixed media works which explore global consumer capitalism. Using the container ship as a symbol to explore economic power, as well as the history of the middle passage. Crumpler is Associate Professor at the San Francisco Art Institute. He is in the permanent collections of the Oakland Museum of California; the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA; and the California African American Museum. Digital images of his murals were included in the 2017 Tate Modern’s Soul of a Nation.